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Cost of Shipping a Container to Russia

Published by Chris Townsend

Cost of Shipping a Container to Russia

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Container To Russia?

Russia Container Shipping Cost

To ascertain the total cost of shipping a container to Russia, you need to know certain factors that normally affect the cost. These factors do lead to variations in shipping costs.

But don’t worry about it, at Three Movers we have experts who can walk you through the logistics of international shipments.

This write-up is a guide that will explain all the factors that influence the total cost of shipping a container.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Shipping

Below are the factors to consider when calculating the cost of shipping a container to Russia:

The Volume/Weight of the Goods

The volume or weight of your cargo determines the kind of shipping you will use. For instance, sea freight deals mostly with the dimension of the goods while air freight deals with the weight of the goods.

Type of Transport

The type of transportation used also determines the cost and how long it will take your goods to arrive at their destination. For example, air freight delivers faster than sea freight but sea freight is cheaper.

The Distance of the Journey

The distance of your shipment also affects shipping costs because shipments of large distances are much more expensive than short-distance moves.

The Destination Port

International shipping comes with customs tariffs and service costs; although they differ from country to country. Russia levied a VAT of 20% on most imported products; some items have only 10% VAT on them.

The Time of the Year

Summer is usually the peak season in Russia. However, it is better to ship your items during spring or autumn (when there are fewer crowds).

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Which Size of Shipping Container Will Work Best for Me?

The 20ft and 40ft containers are the sizes that most customers traditionally use.

How Big is a 20ft Container?

A 20ft container has the space needed to store the contents of a three-bedroom home.

How Big is a 40ft Container?

A 40ft container will store double the contents of a 20ft container. It is profitable for customers with large goods.

The Difference Between FCL and LCL

A "Less Than Container Load" (LCL) is a pattern we created to enable many customers with small volumes of goods to share a container.

A "Full Container Load" (FCL) is when a customer with items exceeding that of a one-bedroom apartment uses an entire container for his/her shipping.

Average Container Shipping Rates Estimates

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

FCL shipping is best for transporting lots of boxes, pallets and anything which will require a full container shipping to Russia of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container $460
40 ft Container $655
Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL shipping is more affordable way to transport less than container load shipments to Russia.

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

Personal Effects $665
Household Goods $865
International House Moving Costs

International house moving to Russia services - quick, easy and cheap.

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less) $530
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs) $1645
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs) $2430
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs) $3195
Container Car Shipping

International auto transport services to Russia via RoRo and container ships. Ship cars, trucks, suvs, atv's, boats, RV's, heavy equipment and more.

Container Car Shipping

Sedan via RORO $740
SUV via RORO $855
Sedan (Container) $1160
SUV (Container) $1230

Understanding the Different Types of Freight Transportation

Russia has one of the best transportation networks in the world. The information below will help you towards making a decision regarding the mode of transportation you will use:

Sea Freight

Russia has one of the busiest waterways in the world. In 2004 alone, 53 companies transported about 22.8 million passengers and 136.6 million tons of cargo over Russia's inland waterways. Suffice to say, this is a great option that a lot of people use. You can save a lot on costs by shipping this way, but it will take significantly more time than other options.

Air Freight

It is the fastest way to ship items to Russia, although it is very expensive. There are over 2,743 airports in Russia, and about 630 have paved runways.

Truck Freight

Russia has a road network of over 933,000km and has highways that connect Moscow to the capitals of neighboring countries. However, road safety in the country is said to be poor.

Train Freight

Russia has one of the best and largest railway networks in the world. It has a track length of over 53,200 miles.

Additional Shipping Costs

Aside from VAT, there are other additional shipping charges you should consider while shipping to Russia. They are:

  • Customs duties
  • Import excise taxes
  • General Rate Increase (GRI)
  • Container inspection fees
  • Inland delivery charges
  • Quarantine fees
  • Insurance cover

What's Next?

Give the duty of shipping your container to Russia to Three Movers and experience the best of services. To get a custom quote for free, fill our web form.

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Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving. Chris has a keen eye for detail and brings intelligence and passion to every project he’s involved with.

While getting his degree in communications from Santa Clara University, Chris started out with the company working in the field as part of our team of professional moving associates. Following graduation, he was promoted to our main office, where he has thrived in a role that involves increasing responsibility and requires him to wear many different hats. Some days, you may find him answering the phone and providing moving estimates, others he may be writing for our moving blog, and another day he may be coordinating a large corporate moving job or helping us with our marketing efforts. Chris has authored many of our in-depth moving guides, as well as provided our clients with information and advice to handle the complexities of their upcoming moving plans. Simply put, there’s nothing he can’t do and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

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